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  1. Sorry for my multiple posts! The post hadn't appeared to go through, and I tried a few times. Anyhow, there's only two deferrals allowed for items, so they likely just didn't resubmit the item or had it removed before subsequent agendas. 

  2. I'll reach out to METRO to see if this is still happening. Doesn't look good though because in June 2017 there was a reallocation of $200,000 from the escalator project to replace a bus washing system. https://www.ridemetro.org/MetroPDFs/FinancialAuditInformation/MonthlyFinancialReports/2017/06_Reports/0617_Performance-Report.pdf#search=escalator burnett


    Later on though in the 2018 METRO business plan and budget, the project is listed as a potentially-funded project, among which projects "will be selected by the METRO Capital Budget Review (CBR) committee, prioritized and recommended to move forward for METRO Board approval to advance the projects from their conceptual/ developmental design phase into active capital project status."


    https://www.ridemetro.org/MetroPDFs/FinancialAuditInformation/Budgets/FY18-Business-Plan-and-Budget.pdf#search=escalator burnett


    Not sure where we're at right now.

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  3. Nice find Urbannizer... How does one come across that?!... But, is this still even something that's planned, given the city's influx of apartments in the last 2 years?


    Also, a while ago it was pointed out to me that the UPRR ROW to the south of Washington Ave. was for sale. It'd be wide enough to put townhouses there, but parking and access would be an issue, and I'd guess PWE wouldn't favor allowing curbcuts along that stretch of Memorial Heights Drive...

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  4. I was told by a construction worker that even the Downtown District operations offices (which are moving around the block to the other side of the building) are temporary, so I anticipate that everything will be coming down eventually. Perhaps they'll just continue to have the parking garages operate until something is decided to place on the site. This way they're paying less in taxes by not having a big vacant building, but still making money on the old Macy's garage. 

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  5. Not sure if this deserves a new thread, but I spoke to a construction worker at the Americana Building site (Block 257), and they are going to be demolishing the tower from the top down. There's barricades out on Dallas Street, so it seems like things will be progressing quickly. 


    Also, the Downtown District operations is moving its office from 1119 Milam to 1102 Travis, which is the SW corner of Travis and Lamar. 





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  6. This proposal was not supported by the leaders of Super Neighborhood 51. New Hope Housing said that they do not want to build in areas that they're not made welcome, so unfortunately it doesn't look like this will be progressing any time soon. It's a shame, because affordable housing (not a shelter), is something the Near Northside could use. This site is also vacant and normally has trash on it. I am supportive of this project, and hope in the future it will be presented a bit sooner, and can have some more community input.

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